We are just one week away from Thanksgiving so before you indulge in turkey and football, take advantage of some killer nightlife and events here in LA. Whether you are looking to get lit or dance ’til dawn, you know Loop has a pulse on what’s going down.
From a a glow-in-the-dark rave to a slow-jams party, check out our carefully curated list of what’s happening in L.A. the week of Nov. 13-19.
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In conjunction with the Grammy Museum’s new exhibit, Hip-Hop America: The Mixtape Exhibit, the Grammy Museum is thrilled to host a special panel discussion featuring the Executive Producers and Creators of Audible Original docuseries Can You Dig It?: A Hip-Hop Origin Story, Chuck D, Lorrie Boula, Pete Chelala, Bryan Master and Julian Voloj.
As a prequel to DJ Kool Herc’s origin story, Can You Dig It? is an immersive audio-tale of how 1970’s Bronx transitioned from outlaw culture to Hip-Hop culture, with the catalyst being the brutal murder of a gang member-turned-peacemaker.
This panel with include audio clips from the docuseries, expert discussion of its inspirations, the production and their thesis: no peace, no Hip-Hop.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Grammy Museum, 800 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles
Get Tickets HERE
Women Who Whiskey Los Angeles is hosting a Tanteo Tequila Tasting with Cocktails event led by brand ambassador Melanie Drinkwater this Wednesday at Harlowe in West Hollywood.
Melanie will taste guests through this line of ultra-premium, award-winning, additive-free, 100% agave spicy tequilas, which were infused with locally sourced and processed peppers at a woman-centric distillery to make the perfect Spicy and Classic Margaritas.
Guests will taste each of the following expressions straight and in cocktail form:
Guests will sample each tequila infusion straight and then compare in cocktail form.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: Harlowe, 7321 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
This Thursday, get lost in a trance as Armin Van Buuren will play Exchange LA, the huge four-level nightclub in the former LA Stock Exchange building. The legendary Dutch DJ and record producer first burst on to the trance music scene in the mid 90s and remains one of the biggest names in the game.
When: Thursday, Nov. 16 at 10 p.m.
Where: Exchange LA, 618 S Spring Street, Los Angeles
Get tickets HERE
The LA Auto Show cruises into the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. Open to the public for 10 days, it is a 116-year celebration of automotive excellence and a hub for discovering the latest trends and innovations in the industry. This year, the event will be showcasing numerous international and domestic automakers, indoor and outdoor test drives, rides, and thrill rides, all within an expansive one million square feet of exhibition space.
Be sure to check out the Hollywood car showcase featuring vehicles from the personal collections of celebs like Kevin Hart, memorable cars from the Fast & Furious franchise and more.
When: Friday, Nov. 17 through Nov. 26
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles,
DJs Mango& Ginger are slowing things down and giving you sexy rhythms and grooves with their 1-800-SLO-JAMS party this Friday. Blending RnB with world music, edits and more, the free party is going down at Melody Lounge a cozy intimate bar in the city of Chinatown. With great cocktails, red lanterns and candles for a grown and sexy feel, Melody is truly a hidden gem.
When: Friday, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m.
Where: Melody Lounge, 939 North Hill Street Los Angeles
Get ready to immerse yourself in a night of pure musical bliss at Beauty School: A Deftones Celebration and DJ Night. Paying homage to the iconic band, Deftones, prepare to dance the night away to their electrifying tunes at Bar Franca.
But Deftones is only the beginning. Prepare to thrill to an expert mix of – not just the music of Chino and co. – but their allies and influences such as Depeche Mode, Sade, Linkin Park, Portishead, My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, and so much more. Get lost in the beats and melodies as the talented DJs take you on a sonic journey through the band’s extensive discography. From their hard-hitting classics to their latest hits, they’ve got it all covered!
When: Saturday, Nov. 18
Where: Bar Franca, 438 South Main Street
Framed Events and Underwar3 are collaborating to bring you SPLASH! This wild event will include a two full production stages, GoGo dancers, vendors, and glow in the dark UV lights. Wear glow in the dark, or white! There will even be UV Painters on site to help get you styled right. The warehouse is located in DTLA in the 90031 zip code area. Address is texted and emailed to attendees at 6 p.m. the day of the event.
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 p.m.
Where: Text “Afters” to (310) 304-4207
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